Friendship Lines, COVID19 and Jesus’s Commandment to LOVE, 26APR
How heartbreaking the stories, but how heartwarming the LOVE.
I had just finished reading about Jesus giving the disciples the great commandment to love one another, according to John’s recount of the last supper. I closed my bible and then read about the Friendship Line in California, and the pairing of college students and senior citizens, and about meal deliveries… about reaching out and loving one another… I love the LOVE.
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35
Love is God and God is Love.
The love of all is held in such importance by the Lord that He gives this Command (at the time He is warning the disciples about His death) because He wants ALL to know that LOVE is the defining characteristic of being Jesus’s disciple.
I love seeing the Lord in His people. THAT’S HOW WE SEE GOD IN ACTION, THRU HIS PEOPLE SHARING LOVE.
Sacrificial love is the giving of time, resources, hope. Sacrificial love is not the easy way, but the Jesus Way.
Service love is the giving of time, resources, hope. Direction…. love we give is not self-serving, should ALWAYS point to Jesus… Serving love is the Jesus Way.
Share love today, the Jesus Way.
In another move to expand resources for seniors, Newsom [Governor of CA] announced increased staffing for the Friendship Line, a telephone “warmline” that both answers phone calls and makes check-in calls to seniors. Students from California State University, Sacramento, and United Airlines — whose call center staff have been freed up by the pandemic-induced drop in air travel — are among those who will help staff the helpline.